Here’s how to Install Wireless Printer on Windows 10 devices. If you recently purchased a new wireless printer, then follow instructions in the step-by-step guide below to set it up on Windows 10 PC, laptop or tablet using recommended WiFi Printer Setup method.
One of the best things about Windows 10 is that it has made adding and configuring new hardware to the system whole lot more easy than was the case in previous Windows operating systems. There is no need to go through lengthy printer set up process anymore. Windows 10 handles most of the printer addition and management tasks on user’s behalf. All you have to do is to perform some simple steps to install a wireless printer on Windows 10 computer, laptop or tablet and get it connected to your WiFi network.
This guide is for adding wireless printer to Windows 10 devices, including Desktop PC, laptop, tablet, notebook, and Surface Pro devices. But you can also apply same steps below for setting up a printer that’s connected to an Ethernet connection.
How to Connect a Wireless Printer to a WiFi Network
First requirement of connecting a wireless printer to Windows 10 is you must link it a your WiFi network. Although the requirements for adding Wireless printers may vary depending on the manufacturer, but mostly they can automatically detect settings and configurations.
For most modern wireless printers that you wish to add to Windows 10, you need to go to Setup > Network Setup > Wireless Settings and enable Wireless settings and then follow the Wireless Setup Wizard instructions to add printer.
While on the other hand it easier to add printer on wires Ethernet network. All you need to do is to find out the IP address assigned to your printer. For some printer types, you can get that information from Setup > Network Setup > Ethernet Settings and use the View Ethernet Details. It can vary for your printer type, check your printer manufacturer type for more information.
How to Install a Wireless Printer
1 – Open Settings.
2 – Go to Devices > Printers & scanners.
3 – Click on the Add a printer or scanner button.
4 – Select your printer from the list and click Add device to install the wireless printer to Windows 10 device.
How to Install Wireless Printer via IP Address
If your wireless printer is not showing on Windows 10, click the The printer that i want isn’t listed button to get to the Add Printer wizard and perform the following steps.
1 – Select the Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname option.
2 – Click Next and type the IP address of your printer.
3 – Now, set Device Type to Autodetect and check the Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use option, if it’s disabled.
4 – Then, click Next button to install wireless printer.
5 – When the printer is added it will be given a pre-defined name which you can change manually later.
6 – Now, hit Next and then select the Do not share this printer option and hit Next.
7 – To make sure everything is installed and configured properly, click the Print a test page button.
8 – Hit finish button when done.
How to Remove Wireless Printer on Windows 10
If you wish to remove the wireless printer or want to add a wireless printer from other manufacturer by removing the currently installed one on Windows 10, follow the steps below for it:
1 – Go to Settings.
2 – Click on Devices > Printers & scanners.
3 – Under Printers & Scanners, select the wireless printer.
4 – Click the Remove device button.
5 – Click Yes to complete the process.
Settings app on Windows 10 will only install those drivers needed to print pages. To get additional features, install software that came with your PC, laptop, or tablet. These days printer manufacturer offer dedicated printer apps in Windows store that make handling printing tasks easier on Windows 10.
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